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December 8, 2012 |
Reinhold Weege, who created the popular Emmy-winning sitcom "Night Court" about an often-anarchic, after-hours New York courtroom and its cast of memorably loony characters, has died. He was 62. Weege, who also wrote and co-produced the television series "Barney Miller," died Dec. 1 of natural causes at his home in La Jolla, said Bonnie Covelli, his former assistant. "Night Court," which aired on NBC from 1984 to 1992, starred a boyish Harry Anderson as the unorthodox, fun-loving judge Harry Stone and John Larroquette as lecherous prosecuting attorney Dan Fielding.
November 13, 1992 |
A Family Affair: Bonnie and John Raitt, daughter and father as well as singing stars of their respective generations, will sing "People Will Say We're in Love" to each other Monday at Theatre L.A.'s Ovation Awards ceremony. Bonnie also will also present one of the awards to her dad at the event at the Doolittle Theatre. John Larroquette will emcee.
September 10, 1991 |
On the Mend: Emmy-winning actor John Larroquette, who plays sex-crazed prosecutor Dan Fielding on NBC's "Night Court," was recovering Monday from a Sunday evening dirt bike accident in which he broke his left collarbone, sheriff's deputies said. Larroquette, 43, was taken to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica after losing control in a field near his Malibu home.
October 13, 2009 |
Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee, who starred in the original 2006 Broadway production of "Mary Poppins," will reprise their roles in the touring version that opens at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown L.A. next month. Brown will play Poppins, the flying nanny, and Gavin will portray Bert, the chimney sweep -- a role he also played in London. Meanwhile, in other stage casting news, Christopher Lloyd and John Larroquette have been set to star in "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
October 13, 1985
I can't understand how all those actors and actresses have the incredible nerve to participate in the Emmy Awards. "Night Court" is good for a laugh, but how is John Larroquette's performance worthy of an accolade for best supporting actor in a comedy? The show is nonclassic vaudeville, or burlesque at best. The awards are the equivalent of junk-food manufacturers getting together and handing out awards for best "cream filled" or "most outstanding shelf life," etc. I like to think Larroquette has not peaked with "Night Court."